The Box

Author: Marc Levinson
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400880750
Size: 11.53 MB
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In April 1956, a refitted oil tanker carried fifty-eight shipping containers from Newark to Houston. From that modest beginning, container shipping developed into a huge industry that made the boom in global trade possible. The Box tells the dramatic story of the container's creation, the decade of struggle before it was widely adopted, and the sweeping economic consequences of the sharp fall in transportation costs that containerization brought about. But the container didn't just happen. Its adoption required huge sums of money, both from private investors and from ports that aspired to be on the leading edge of a new technology. It required years of high-stakes bargaining with two of the titans of organized labor, Harry Bridges and Teddy Gleason, as well as delicate negotiations on standards that made it possible for almost any container to travel on any truck or train or ship. Ultimately, it took McLean's success in supplying U.S. forces in Vietnam to persuade the world of the container's potential. Drawing on previously neglected sources, economist Marc Levinson shows how the container transformed economic geography, devastating traditional ports such as New York and London and fueling the growth of previously obscure ones, such as Oakland. By making shipping so cheap that industry could locate factories far from its customers, the container paved the way for Asia to become the world's workshop and brought consumers a previously unimaginable variety of low-cost products from around the globe. Published in hardcover on the fiftieth anniversary of the first container voyage, this is the first comprehensive history of the shipping container. Now with a new chapter, The Box tells the dramatic story of how the drive and imagination of an iconoclastic entrepreneur turned containerization from an impractical idea into a phenomenon that transformed economic geography, slashed transportation costs, and made the boom in global trade possible.

Box By Box

Author: Jim Stack
Publisher: Popular Woodworking Books
ISBN: 9781558709430
Size: 46.43 MB
Format: PDF
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Hone Your Woodworking Skills One Box at a Time When it comes to great woodworking projects, it's hard to beat boxes. Using a minimal amount of materials, you can craft wonderful gifts or items for sale. And it's a great opportunity to use those pieces of special wood you've been hoarding. The real trick to successful box-making is coming up with the right designs. If you've been looking for attractive box projects that suit your particular tools and abilities, you've picked the right book. In these pages, you'll find plans for 21 delightful boxes along with step-by-step instructions for making them. They include lovely, simple creations that a novice can make with just a few hand tools, all the way through designs with drawers and dovetail joinery that will provide experienced woodworkers with an exciting challenge. Regardless of your woodworking experience, building these boxes provides a world of fun and the opportunity to develop new skills. In the process, you'll become a better woodworker—bit by bit, and box by box.

The Box

Author: Jane Buxton
Publisher: Learning Media Ltd
ISBN: 9780478127812
Size: 14.21 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Box

Author: Peter Rabe
Publisher: Prologue Books
ISBN: 1440540012
Size: 62.58 MB
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Quinn thought he had all the angles figured. After all, taking over the Organization should be a piece of cake for such a smart guy. But what he didn’t figure was that boss Ryder would stuff him in a large crate with enough food and water to sustain him - and ship him around the world. When the freighter ports at the North African town of Okar, the captain of the boat decides it's time to unload the box. It's starting to make noises, and it smells bad. What emerges from this wooden coffin looks barely human. But once Quinn recovers, he starts to look around. Is this a new chance at life, or an opportunity to cash in on another racket, halfway around the world?

The World In A Box

Author: Anke te Heesen
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226322865
Size: 24.29 MB
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This is a book about a box that contained the world. The box was the Picture Academy for the Young, a popular encyclopedia in pictures invented by preacher-turned-publisher Johann Siegmund Stoy in eighteenth-century Germany. Children were expected to cut out the pictures from the Academy, glue them onto cards, and arrange those cards in ordered compartments—the whole world filed in a box of images. As Anke te Heesen demonstrates, Stoy and his world in a box epitomized the Enlightenment concern with the creation and maintenance of an appropriate moral, intellectual, and social order. The box, and its images from nature, myth, and biblical history, were intended to teach children how to collect, store, and order knowledge. te Heesen compares the Academy with other aspects of Enlightenment material culture, such as commercial warehouses and natural history cabinets, to show how the kinds of collecting and ordering practices taught by the Academy shaped both the developing middle class in Germany and Enlightenment thought. The World in a Box, illustrated with a multitude of images of and from Stoy's Academy, offers a glimpse into a time when it was believed that knowledge could be contained and controlled.

Thinking Outside The Box

Author: Gary R. Edgerton
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813171722
Size: 27.44 MB
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Thinking Outside the Box brings together some of the best and most challenging scholarship about TV genres, exploring their genesis, their functions and development, and the interaction of disparate genres. The authors argue that genre is a process rather than a static category and that it signifies much about the people who produce and watch the shows. In addition to considering traditional genres such as sitcoms, soap operas, and talk shows, the contributors explore new hybrids, including reality programs, teen-oriented science fiction, and quality dramas, and examine how many of these shows have taken on a global reach. Identifying historical continuities and envisioning possible trends, this is the richest and most current study of how television genres form, operate, and change.

Box Builder S Handbook

Author: A. J. Hamler
Publisher: Popular Woodworking Books
ISBN: 1440311919
Size: 57.97 MB
Format: PDF
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This is not just a collection of box projects. Box Builder’s Handbook features unique box projects never-before published as well as projects that provide the foundations for specific box styles. A.J. Hamler has included stand-alone projects, but most of the projects are an example of a box type. Included are photos, tips, and suggestions as to how you can use the project to springboard your own creations of this type.

Fast Fun Easy Fabric Boxes

Author: Linda Johansen
Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1607050617
Size: 33.10 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Make a Fabric Box Tonight! Linda Johansen takes her popular fabric-bowl technique a step further with fabric boxes, and you will not believe how fast, fun, and easy they are to make! 13 beautiful projects for Square Boxes, To-Go Boxes, Treasure Chests, Recipe Boxes, and more, all with lids included. 8 basic box designs offer unlimited options for creating your own variations. Each box is unique - choose theme fabrics, hand-dyes, or whatever catches your eye, and embellish to suit your style. Make your own quick gifts or gift boxes. BONUS instructions for fabric fortune cookies! Finalist in the "Hobby/Crafts/How-To" category of the USA Book News "Best Book Awards" contest for 2005. Make it quicker with fast2fuse® Double-Sided Fusible Stiff Interfacing!